Billingham Stars ended 2016 on a high after securing an 8-6 victory at home to Sutton Sting in NIHL North.
Michael Bowman led the way with four goals for the Stars, who are now six points behind Moralee D1 leaders Solway Sharks with a game in hand.
Whitley Warriors had a mixed weekend, losing 4-2 at Sutton Sting before bouncing back with a 4-2 home success over Deeside Dragons – Shaun Kippin (2) topped the scoring against the North Wales outfit.
Telford Tigers NIHL drew level on points with Blackburn Hawks at the foot of the table with an impressive 4-1 victory at Solihull Barons – Matt Viney, Adam Brittle, Luke Brittle and Karol Jets got the goals.
Invicta Dynamos extended their winning run in NIHL 1 South to seven games after recording two victories over the weekend.
Ashley Jackson and Adam Rehak both scored twice as Dynamos won 6-5 at Bracknell Hornets and Jackson repeated the feat in his team’s 4-1 home success against London Raiders.
Leaders Chelmsford Chieftains triumphed 5-3 at Oxford City Stars – Grant Bartlett (2) topped the scoring. That result leaves the Chieftains five points ahead of the Dynamos at the top of the table.
Ross Green’s second goal of the game eight minutes from time secured a 3-2 win for MK Thunder at London.
In Laidler D2, Widnes Wild moved up to second in the table with a 5-0 win at Hull Jets – Andrew Turner (2), Shaun Dippnall (2) and Ollie Barron were on target for the visitors.
Paul Stanley weighed in with a couple of goals in Nottingham Lions’ 9-4 home victory over Bradford Bulldogs.
In D2S, Cardiff Fire maintained their 100% record with a 4-2 victory at Bristol Pitbulls – Tamas Elias, Jackson Price, Jordan Powell and Robert Sedlak got the goals.
Brandon Ayliffe (2) led the scoring for Chelmsford Warriors as they won 5-0 at Haringey Racers.
Michael Power (4) and Adam Coakley (3) were amongst the scorers for Swindon Wildcats NIHL in their 13-4 home success against Basingstoke Buffalo.
NIHL North Moralee D1
Billingham Stars 8-6 Sutton Sting
Solihull Barons 1-4 Telford Tigers NIHL
Sutton Sting 4-2 Whitley Warriors
Whitley Warriors 4-2 Deeside Dragons
Bracknell Hornets 5-6 Invicta Dynamos
Invicta Dynamos 4-1 London Raiders
London Raiders 2-3 MK Thunder
Oxford City Stars 3-5 Chelmsford Chieftains
NIHL North Laidler D2
Hull Jets 0-5 Widnes Wild
Nottingham Lions 9-4 Bradford Bulldogs
Bristol Pitbulls 2-4 Cardiff Fire
Haringey Racers 0-5 Chelmsford Warriors
Swindon Wildcats NIHL 13-4 Basingstoke Buffalo